the live presentation of "Piracy Is Good?", delivered by Mark Pesce on May 6th, 2005 at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney, or Hyperdistribution and the new laws of television. (end questions from audience) ( 3 reviews ) Topics: piracy, warez, bittorrent, hyperdistribution, television, future, digital media, media
A bizarre flick from Mexico translated by K. Gordon Murray for children's matinees, in which Santa Claus is the envy of the CIA and avoids child labor laws by keeping his slaves in an orbital castle over the North Pole. Currently #44 on IMDB's Bottom 100 of worst films, beating out "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" by a wide margin. From everything I've heard, it's PD in Mexico, too, so the GATT monster didn't get this one! ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Santa Claus, christmas
Truly amazing piece of religious propaganda from 1941. Alternately terrifying and hilarious; depending on your point of view. This short was featured prominently in Diane Keaton's film "Heaven". ( 34 reviews ) Topics: religion, Christian, propaganda
When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories illuminates a largely undocumented era, from the end of the 19th century through the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. This Academy Award-nominated film features compelling first person accounts, which reveal the physical, legal, and emotional consequences during the era when abortion was a criminal act. Until recently, the era of illegal abortion had been a "sealed chapter" in U.S. women's history. The aura of shame surrounding... ( 45 reviews ) Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Academy Award, Oscar, Concentric Media, reproductive rights, women, women's...